Its that time again! Our friends over at Ag in the Classroom and Harvest of the Season have shared another tasty recipe with us! This lunch recipe is being served all across the state at select Utah public schools, and you can have it at home if you didn't get to try it in your… Continue reading Harvest of the Season Recipe Highlight: Strawberry Spinach Salad
March 14 is Pi (π) Day, the annual celebration of a never-ending number—and Albert Einstein’s birthday, and also a great day to celebrate round foods that sound like Pi (aka pie!) Sweet and savory pies are tasty, and pizza pie is also an option! Ready to celebrate Pi Day? Keep reading to learn: 1- More about… Continue reading Celebrate Pi Day with Pie!
Remember when Captain Create shared all about whole grains with you? (Check it out here) It's important to eat a variety of foods from each of the MyPlate food groups, and sorghum is a naturally gluten free whole grain food that is sometimes called an Ancient Grain. It has been a popular food grain for… Continue reading Nutrition Tip of the Week: Try a New Whole Grain // Sorghum & Curried Carrot Salad
Our Ag in the Classroom friends have a tasty recipe to share today, and its easy to make too! It can be made at home, or in bigger batches for parties, or eve school lunch! Its got all the good bits you usually find in a burrito, plus a tasty corn salad based on a… Continue reading Harvest of the Season Recipe Highlight: Bean Burrito Bowl with Elote
Sometimes, sweet treats just hit the spot, and making them by hand is a great way to spend time together as a family or group of friends, plus sweet treats always taste better when you have someone to share them with! This recipe calls for Whole Wheat Pastry Flour, which can be found at most… Continue reading Celebrate National Sticky Bun Day!
Spaghetti night is one of the most loved nights of the week, and there are lots of tasty ways to prepare it! Bolognese sauce is really good, but takes a long time to slow cook to perfection. Sometimes we don't have time to cook all day, but never fear! Captain Create has a speedier version… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Lentil Bolognese Sauce
Happy Valentine's Day! February is also American Heart Month so we've got some low-cholesterol recipes to share! We want to keep all the hearts in the family healthy and beating well for a long time! Captain Create loves to eat beans! They are an excellent source of protein from plants. Beans are high in minerals… Continue reading Nutrition Tip of the Week: Love those Beans!
Winter is a tough season for most fruits and vegetables, but not for citrus fruits! They grow in warmer places than Utah, like Southern California and Florida, but we still get to take advantage of all they have to offer us! The citrus family of fruit includes a lot of the usual fruit we expect,… Continue reading Tip of the Week: Eat in Season
February is American Heart Health Month, which means this recipe is one with foods that can help keep your heart healthy! This recipe has whole grain brown rice as the base, and whole grains are part of a healthy diet. Many children don't have to worry about their heart health like adults do, but everyone… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Beef & Broccoli with Brown Rice
Often the first thing we think of when someone mentions the Dairy Group is good ol' milk! Which is as it should be, since the Dairy Group is named after milk, but there are more things you can do with milk than just drink it or stir chocolate into it! Let's take a look! What… Continue reading Nutrition Tip of the Week: What Adds Up to Dairy?
Breakfast in the winter is often eaten in the dark, but you can make each morning a little bit brighter with a yummy breakfast! Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins are a tasty and portable way to add a bite or two of fruit and whole grains to your day. Whole grains in the morning will give… Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins
Want to celebrate with a bang? Let's microwave some popcorn! Yes, popcorn is a healthy, whole grain snack by itself! Why choose whole grains? They have all the good things your body wants! The extra stuff we usually add to the popcorn don't do as much for our bodies as the popcorn itself, so finding… Continue reading Celebrate National Popcorn Day!
Guess what grows really well in Utah... That's right! Beets and Cherries both grow well here! Combining them into a smoothie might seem a little bit different, but that is what makes it fun! Look how easy, and how pretty this smoothie is! It is only 4 easy to find ingredients and a few minutes… Continue reading Eat in Season: Cherry & Beet Smoothie
Have you ever seem a pomegranate? Have you ever eaten the tiny, juicy seeds of a pomegranate? They're a little bit different looking on the inside, but this tasty fruit is packed with vitamins like: Vitamin C. Vitamin K. Iron. Calcium. Potassium. Folate and pomegranates are in season in the winter! Getting all the arils… Continue reading Pick Apart a Pomegranate // Holiday Parfait
Today is a pretty delicious food holiday, and since we can dip anything in chocolate today, lets dip a fruit that is in season in the winter. Clementines (aka tiny oranges) are sweet, tasty, and easy for tiny hands to peel. Dipping them in chocolate only makes them tastier. For being so tiny, this little… Continue reading Celebrate Chocolate Dipped Anything Day with Chocolate Dipped Clementines!